Automobile purchasers have recently been affected by a new trend of limited and special editions of mass-market cars. What these offerings offer are improved aesthetic appeal and alternatives of individualisation while keeping the identical proposal. There are now a number of possibilities for choosing the new space. In this respect, we are opposed to the trend-constructor Tata Harrier Dunk on the newly debuted Kia Seltos X Line.
Kia is the first company to provide matte paint from its plant! Spreading with gloss black and orange highlights, the matte graphite tone gives the Seltos a menacing and bold look. The bigger 18-inch alloy wheels are also new. Besides, all LED lights, tower rails and the new brand emblem are continued by the Seltos.
The Harrier was the first model to launch the ‘Dark’ automaker edition. Tata Motors provided de-chrome therapy to the Harrier with the 2021 upgrade. For Oberon Black gloss external colour, the chrome elements have been removed. The 18-inch alloys are made in one black tone. The dark hue overall blends perfectly with the Harrier’s strong and butch position.
In addition, the new leatherette seat material is the only standout in the cabin of the X Line. It comes in Indigo Pera, with grey stitching in contrast, with a similar shade utilised in the door pads. The differences with the version GT-Line cease here. It however transports the 10.25-inch touchscreen interior with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a music system from Bose, a 360-degree camera, heated front seats, a wireless loader, and more.
The Harrier Dark has the interior pack ‘Dark Chrome,’ which swaps chrome adornments for a gloss black treatment. These are shown at the centre of the dashboard, the aircon windings and the door pads. Even the leatherettes on the headrest are entirely black with the ‘Dark’ pattern. The deep blue three-arrow motif looks newer and premium on them, however.
Engine and Transmission
With both 1.4-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engines, the Seltos X Line can be mechanically used. The first unit is connected with a 7-speed DCT, but the latter is connected to an automatic six-speed transmission. In the meantime, the Harrier has a 2.0-litre diesel engine, 168bhp and 350Nm peak engines, which are combined with a manual for six velocities and an automatic six-speed transmission.
So, which special edition is a great purchase? Well, both models are certainly attractive but they have their weaknesses as well. In cases where a manual transmission is lacking in the Seltos X Line, a petrol engine is not available. Priced by Rs 1.34 lakh compared to the Mid-spec XTA+ and a stunning Rs 3 lakh above the XZA + trim of the Harrier, Seltos is reasonable with the price tag of Rs 18.10 lakh (ex-showroom) in price comparisons. But the Harrier has a powerful diesel engine and a commanding road presence “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.